Tuesday, October 26, 2004

damn you SOA

I hate exams. I hate studying. I am so sick of this. Why, Why did I choose to do this? Why did I barely fail the exam last year - (got a 5). Now it's painful all over again. Underwriting Large Groups. Underwriting small groups. Pricing pitfalls. so so worthless.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Advertising on School Buses

Today, I was walking to the subway, past the elementary school and noticed that there was advertising on one of the school buses. Is nothing sacred? What has the country come to that we need advertising on school buses.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Quick update

1. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have a multitude of excuses but am too lazy to share them.

2. My roommate is unemployed and trying to be a writer. So he meets a poor grad student and a bar and goes on a date with her. I have a philosophy that poor grad students and unemployed "writers" (If a person writes a book and no one will publish it, does the tree really fall?) should not date. Why, you ask? Well it's simple, really. The combined wealth of those two individuals is very low. Based on the fact that they are probably getting some type of transfer payments from the government, ie - unemployment, subsidized health care, student loans, et. all - they should not date . While I am not opposed to social welfare programs, and I certainly think my tax dollars should go support those who need it, I do not think that the intellectually strong (smart people) should be getting my tax dollar support. If they keep dating, and end up together, they are likely to be poor and dependent on my tax support forever. They are each intelligent enough (although I haven't talked to this girl, I have blind faith that as a PhD student, she must be somewhat smart) to find someone who can support them in their ways of being a drain on society. Why can't they each date employed people who will support them. Why should I?

3. A special shout out to Fish for spending part of the weekend in good ole NYC.

4. Exams suck. What is the point of memorizing 350+ flash cards of list to spit them out later on an exam. I invoke the Chewbaca argument - "It does not make sense"

5. Why did more people not go see Team America: World Police. That was really funny and amusing.

Thursday, October 07, 2004


What's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW?

The porcupine has the pricks on the outside.

(Thanks, Anshu)

Friday, October 01, 2004

NYT Wedding Vows from Gawker

Three parts of Gawkers look at the NYT weddings section.

insightful and hilarious.

The Strange World Of Vows - Ages

Part 2 - Professions

Part 3 - More Professions

Mean Girls is funny

I watched Mean Girls last weekend. That movie was so so funny. I was quite amused. Also, I would like to see some time lapse photo over the past year of Lindsay Lohan. I think she has the most perfect set of boobs. Yes, I wrote boobs. At least I didn't call them Boobies and so what if she is a little young. She is already 18. Just check out this countdown clock to see when she turns 19.

And to those who say they are fake- if so, then bless that surgeon.

I just watched the debate

Wow -

I feel somewhat smarter and somewhat dumber after watching the debate. My opinion on the candidates did not really change. Bush just appears stubborn to me.

I thought Kerry looked good, although he kept looking at the moderator and not at the camera. HE sometimes appears smug.

On other news, my camera (resent from amazon.com after the first one got "lost") is on the way. I hope it shows up tomorrow and not Monday.